Mull Historical Society
Archaeology - Complete Recordings 2000-2004
When Colin MacIntyre’s debut Mull Historical Society single Barcode Bypass (Rough Trade) was named NME’s Debut Single of the Year in 2000, and it then received its first daytime airplay (all 7 minutes of it) on Radio 1 Jo Whiley’s show, it was clear a truly original song writing talent had emerged as if fullyformed and from the unlikely Atlantic outpost of the isle of Mull, in the Scottish Hebrides (population of 2,500 people, 28,234 sheep).
Named after a genuine society dedicated to the preservation of tradition on the bands home island; Mull sit somewhere in the valley between the Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals and Beta Band. This 4 CD media book looks back at the early period of Mull’s career, gathering together all of their studio recordings from the period between 2000 to 2004. Discs 1 and 2 are dedicated to the gold selling albums Loss and Us and include some of Mull’s most popular singles Watching Xanadu, The Final Arrears, Animal Cannabus and Live Like The Automatics. Mull’s third studio album (released on Unique Records) This Is Hope can be found on disc 3, whilst disc 4 is filled to the brim with B sides, rarities, live tracks, demos and unreleased material. This collection is complete with an extensive booklet featuring an extract from Colin’s new memoir The Boy In the Bubble and complemented with a plethora of previously unseen archival photos and memorabilia from Colin’s personal archives. There’s also words from the award winning author Tom Clayton and journalist Billy Sloan depicting the impact Mull Historical Society has had on them and the wider world.